Not less than two individuals together with an official of the Nigerian Correctional Service are feared useless after some unknown gunmen opened hearth on a jail van.
The incident occurred in Ekwulobia space of Aguata Native Authorities Space of Anambra State round 11am on Friday March 19, when some inmates had been being conveyed again from court docket to the Aguata custodial centre.
The gun duel that lasted for about 10 minutes was reportedly perpetrated by suspected hoodlums in two automobiles, a sienna bus and a hilux pick-up that trailed the court docket obligation automobile from the court docket premises.
The gunmen reportedly killed the corrections officer and whisked away the inmate being taken again to the custodial centre.
The Public Relations Officer of Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Mr Francis Ekechukwu mentioned in an announcement;
Gunmen but to be recognized attacked the court docket obligation Car of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Anambra State at Nanka whereas conveying inmates again from court docket to the Aguata custodial centre. The attackers killed the Corrections officer and whisked away the inmate being taken again to the Custodial Centre.
The gun duel that lasted for about 10 minutes was reportedly perpetrated by suspected hoodlums in two automobiles, a sienna bus and a a hilux pick-up that trailed the court docket obligation Car from the court docket premises.
Though the armed escort put up a gallant resistance, he was sadly overpowered by the hoodlums who got here of their numbers with refined weapons.
In the meantime, the physique of the fallen officer has been deposited within the mortuary awaiting additional vital motion.
The state Controller, Nwakeze Emmanuel whereas expressing his deep shock over the incident, has suggested the general public and certainly officers and males of the Command to stay calm as investigations have commenced with the collaboration of different safety businesses. He appealed to members of the general public to avail safety businesses with helpful intelligence that can result in the arrest of these behind the dastardly act.